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Anand Mahindra Is A Proud Investor In This Space Startup

Anand Mahindra proudly revealed his investment in the famed space startup, Agnikul Cosmos. Agnikul recently launched Agnibaan SOrTeD, the world’s first rocket with a fully 3D-printed engine.

By Rashaad Ather
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Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra revealed on Monday that he is an investor in the recently famed space startup, Agnikul Cosmos.

Last week, Agnikul launched the world’s first rocket with a fully 3D-printed engine.

Anand Mahindra expressed his excitement on X.

“You’ll see a rocket lifting off. You’ll also see the talent of young Indians lifting off…”: wrote Mahindra on X.

He disclosed his investment in Agnikul Cosmos.

They’re my #MondayMotivation (Disclosure: I’m an investor in @AgnikulCosmos),” he added.

Historic Rocket Launch

On Thursday, Agnikul’s Agnibaan SOrTeD rocket, India's first semi-cryogenic engine-powered rocket, launched from the privately developed Dhanush launchpad at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. 

The launch took place at 7:15 a.m. from ISRO’s rocket port.

Rocket Details

Agnibaan is a two-stage rocket capable of carrying up to 300 kg to 700 km. It uses liquid oxygen and kerosene 

Agnikul Cosmos, incubated at IIT Madras, highlighted that Agnibaan SOrTeD uses in-house designed data acquisition systems and flight computers. 

The flight featured a controlled ascent with a fully developed autopilot, achieving a burn time of 65 seconds.

Technological Firsts

Agnibaan marked several firsts, including being the first launch from India driven by Linux-based computers and using aviation-grade jet fuel with industrial-grade liquid oxygen.

Agnikul Cosmos aims to launch an orbital mission by 2025.